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Fans of author J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter character gathered recently at the Rock County Community Library for an evening of everything Hogwarts. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is one of the main locales for Rowling’s seven books and eight subsequent movies. The library transformed...
By 2020, state officials predict a shortage of health care and manufacturing workers, and local high school students are poised to fill that need. Introduction to Medical and Health Careers will begin in the fall of 2017 at the Minnesota West Campus in Luverne. The vocational technical class is...
Six months after crews began working on the $14 million broadband project in Rock County, 554 miles of fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) cable is buried and selected customers are testing the new service. Bill Rolfs, who lives in Rosedell Township, is one of about 40 customers in the Jasper and Beaver...
Luverne High School Honor Roll   Quarter 1 A Honor Roll Seniors: Arham Ahanaf, Griffin Ahrendt, Mariah Aukes, Madison Crabtree, Ariel DeBeer, Jeremiah Dooyema, Marissa Fick, Bergin Flom, Jenica Haas, Marisol Hartshorn, Hanna Honerman, Makayla Huisman, Zayna Hustoft, Christopher Jelken, Taylor Kern...
Grandparents and special adults were invited to Luverne Community Education Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, for a memorable morning of activities and projects with their grandchildren ages 2 to 5. The morning included unstructured playtime with toys, books, dolls, play dough and other attractions, and...
Strong winds began to subside late Friday afternoon after a full day of snow and blowing snow made dribing treacherous, as this pickup owner found out eat of Hardwick on County Road 7. The State Patrol reported more than 50 vehicles in ditches in Rock and Nobles counties
By Lori Sorenson The first winter storm of the season hit Friday, bringing an abrupt end to what had been an unseasonably mild fall. The system started with freezing rain that turned to heavy snow driven by 40-mph winds, all of which put a wrench in driving plans for motorists across the upper...
Nearly a dozen local streams and creeks have healthier wildlife habitat and cleaner water thanks to the endangered Topeka shiner minnow in Rock County. The shiners need off-channel oxbow pools away from flowing water to escape from predators. But the tiny minnow has become nearly extinct due to...
The local Girl Scouts program has turned to an innovative approach of offering the program to the Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Girl Scouts age divisions with a limited number of adult volunteers.
By Mavis Fodness Developing leadership skills is a central mission of the Girl Scouts program. Some leadership ingenuity was displayed recently as adult volunteers created a way for girls in the Girl Scouts’ three age categories to earn activity badges despite limited adult leadership. Kelly...
By Lori Sorenson The young swimming team in Luverne has a new name and a whole new group of swimmers, according to coach Carla Van Santen. “The numbers have more than doubled,” Van Santen said about the team she started nearly three years ago. “I have two helpers, Riley Boese and Jon Salzer, and I’...
Let it snow! The first snow of the season arrived Friday, Nov. 18, prompting school closures across the region. Brianna Buss and Brystol Teune took advantage of the opportunity to build snowmen Sunday, Nov. 20, at the home of Teune’s grandparents, Tim and Wendy Buss, at 213 East 4th Street in Hills...

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